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J. uidgar Hoover. 
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Mr. Hoover: 




I bought your book today and read it. I usually do not buy books. I 
i usually do my reading at the Public Library. I thoroughly enjoyed 
it. I think the price is quite high for the average person. I hope you 
sell many. I'm sure you 1 11 sell a million. But that isn T t enough. It T s not 
reaching enough people. I'd like to see it copied in every city, town 
& village publication in the country. 

2. I think a panel should review your book for public consumption on 
T.V. 

3. I would like to see you on a To V. program such a Bishop Sheen T s 
program. 

4. I think we - T.V. - Magazines, newspapers should do a bigger better 
* job to glorify our country, it ? s history, it's constitution. We should 

* do better to raise our own standards. 

I hope every adult reads your book: or is given the opportunity of listening 
to someone else tell the contents in detail. 



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1 Communist, the Director of the FBI, 
here tells the story of Communism in 
America and how to fight it. He shows 
how the average citizen can help by 
cooperation with the FBI, but he is quick 
to warn: "Stick to the facts. The FBI 
is not interested in rumor or idle gossip." 
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terested in the chapter devoted to "the 
Communist attack on Judaism." Debunk- 
ing the Communist propaganda claim of 
widespread influence in the Jewish com- 
munity — the same claim which the anti- 
Semitic press parrots — Hoover states 
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that has developed in the U. S. is that 
persons of the Jewish faith and Com- 
munists have something in common." 

The cynical Communist exploitation of 
Jewish anti-Nazi feelings is dramatically 
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between the signing of the Nazi-Soviet 
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Nazis* wholesale slaughter of Jews. Both 
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of Bluffton, South Carolina, and my reply to him are 



of Bluffton, South Carolina, and my reply to mm m 
self-earola natory. We are running the serialization of your 
book^Masters^f^eceit, « and it was through this -e«mm 
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gratulate you on your great work. 



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subject : The Congressional Record 

rzges 6359-6361^ Congresswoman holers, (k) Massachusetts, 
pointed out that 1-Jrs. Gladys Montgomery, president of the Women's National ^ 
Press Club, Washington, D.C., aadressed the Daughters of the American V" 

Eevolution. Krs. sogers included the address and the introduction of ^* 

Mrs. Montgomery by Mrs. Thomr s burchett. Mrs, Montgomery stated "In ^ 

maintaining a strong America, we are cognizant of the rapid spread of \ 

Communism throughout the irorld, which is now said to control nations totalling \ 
nearly a billion people* In J. Ed_ar Hoover's remarkable book entitled^Masters 
of Deceit , ' he states that Communists are confident that our grandchildren^"""'* r- 
TELJLL' be KHng under their form of government in this country. - Gen. Kathan 
Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and others in authority see no 
indication that international communism has modified its goal of world 
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Savannah, Georgia 

Dear Mr. Sutlive: 

. , ^ Your letter ^ April 18, 1958, with enclosures, has 



h««ir *. M * "jaf « 00d to hear that the serialisation oi my 

i^'v ^ terB £ ^ Ceit ' " ls ***** W#U "Mtwd in your area. 
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Pear Archbishop Muenchi 

33bankyou for your thoughtful letter of Aprli 15 

in whick you commented so favorably regarding my book, "Mastery 

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Bad Godesberg, Germany 
15 April 1958 



My dear Mr, Hoover: 

I thank you sincerely 
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I appreciate this favor so much the more since 
you had the kindness to autograph it. While I have 
not yet regrettably found time to read it page by 
page, nevertheless, I have been deeply impressed 
by the exposition of facts and teachings resrardine- 
communism as presented in Parts V, VI,~and VII. ° 
The role that religion must play in combating 
communism is especially well set forth in Part VII. 

•4.x. x. Witl1 renewed assurance of my gratitude and 
with best wishes for the lord's blessing on your 
important and arduous activities, I am 



Yours very truly 



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Archbishop - Bishop of .Fargo 
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cv. 193 It was indeed a pleasure to receive your note from 

^ * x Fort Pierce, Florida, and I was happy to learn that your vacation 
has been enjoyable. 

C^ I deeply appreciate your generous remarks 
concerning "Masters of Deceit, " and it was most thoughtful of you 
to advise me of somelrfthe comments made about it in Florida. 



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Mr. Belmont 
Mr. Mohr 
Mr. Nease 
Mr. parsons 
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Mr. Jones 
Mr. Clayton 
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We are spending a while in this 

beautiful little town. We h aving 

been reading with considerable * 

interest extracts from your book 

on Communism appearing in the 

Miami Herald. Also the comments from different 

folks who write to the Herald. 

One fellow says it's more interesting than any fact or 
fiction he ever read. Another advises the paper that 
as long as the articles appear they must be "first 
page news." 

I agree with these fellows and congratulate you on 
making such a vital matter so interesting that the 
public will wake up and realize the real danger of such 
a menace. 

We have had a dandy vacation here and start home 
Saturday. .-. 



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Your kind note of April 16, 1958, has been 
received, and I sincerely hope you enjoy following the 
serialization of my book, " Masters of Beceit, " which is 
appearing in the "Seattle Post-Intelligencer. " 

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J. Edgar Hoover, 
Dear Sir: 

I am reading your story 
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by many mofe people than it would otherwise have been* I believe 

it would be very good if more newspapers through-out the country 

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Thank you very much for your letter postmarked 
April 17, 1958, in which you commented so favorably regarding 
my book, "Masters of Deceit," and the serialization of it currei 
appearing in "The Houston Chronicle. n 



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papers is in the process of publishing your great book "Masters of 
Deceit. " 

As a true American I can say it is what our fine country needs 
at this period of time. 

You have been hindered even by the decision of some of the 
"Supreme Courts Judges" in your endeavor' to do what true Americans 
know should be accomplised. But you will win over them in due time. 

If the people of Houston will take time to read your article 
concerning those stinkers, then you will have gained your objective 
as far as I am concerned, my mind and heart is in this fight with you. 

I am unable to find your book on the shelves in Houston. 
I will buyit as soon as I find it. God Mess you Mr. Hoover, in your 
efforts. 

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II have just finished reading Masters,, pi Deceit. I was so impressed 
with it, that I have urgently recommended it to all my friends. 

t Every good American should read this book to fully appreciate and 
\ t understand the Communist menace. I feel so strongly after read- 

Iing it, that I would be willing to support any legislation that would 
deport all Communists or have them jailed. 

I personally feel that anyone who does not love the U. S. A. should 
not live here as they could not appreciate our freedom and the 
world's best government and still feel that way. 

The day that I landed in this country I kissed the ground. When I 
joined the U.S. Army during the first World War, this country 
meant more to me than my life. I personally know what it means 
when people speak of equal opportunity in the U. S. I am in business 
today and employ hundred's of people and am doing a volume of 
millions of dollars: annually. I want to personally pledge to you 

I that if I find anyone in my organization who turns out to be a 

J Communist, I will not hesitate to fire them. 

Again, I want to thank you for "writing this book and may God bless 
you. 



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Tour letter of April 18, 1958, has been received, 
and I do appreciate your generous comments about my new 
book, "Masters of Deceit. " 

It is my sincere hope that this book will be of -.-, 
assistance to the American people in their fight against 
communism. Only by an informed citizenry can we hope to- - 
defeat this evil doctrine. J—: 



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Dear 



Your letter of April 20, 1958, with enclosures, 
has been received, and I want to (Express my deep appreciation 
for your generous comments concerning "Masters of Deceit." 
It is my sincere hope that this book will serve to alert the 
American people to the insidious threat posed by the communist 
conspiracy. 



In accordance -with your request, I am returnin: 
the two letters you forwarded. 



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April 20, 1958 



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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Department of Justice: 
Washington, D. C # 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I have carefully read, and re-read every installment 
of your book^MASTERS OF DECEIT . appearing in the St. Paul 
Dispatch and ELoneer Bcess. Naturally I have read with very 
great interest. 

Enclosed are two letters received by me 18 years ago. 
One is from you, and one is from Mel Maas, then Congressman 
from Minnesota, At that time I sent letters to every man in 
the House and Senate about the subject matter, but sent to 
you only a copy of my letter to Mel. 

You had to write your book^ and I had to write this 
letter. In my judgement, the greatest boner ever made by 
supposedly responsible United States officials was the 
recognition of Russia in November, 1933 in the manner it 
was done. What a price we have paid, and are paying for 
FDR's page in history. The great AMTORG spy ring is a black 
mark on .American history. 

I am terribly proud of the fact that I fought these 
foreign cowards in every wgg^S^Ep&w* And I know lots of ways, 
believe me. l successfully th& Ttotsky wing of the communist 
parly during 1932 to 1938. I was fighting almost alone in the 
retail: petroleum industry againsrfc this evil, but I fought 
nevertheless. The tires on my car wesjKb, slashed., and the^ 
wires were torn from the spark pluj^, v but ^^i.y^f^^^^ 
Your book is an insperation Mr. Hoover*. Keep up the^gooV 
work. A tremendous lot of little guvs like ili f& ttx^teb In 
your corner. When you get time ,pSPl>es*»e send 'back the.jfcwo 
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Legat, Tokyo (66+58A) 
"MASTERS OF DECEIT" 

Remylet 4/4/58 and Bureau communi cation s/ll/58. 
In addition) codi&s of the book have been given to: 

1. Jr. (j-UNJJShQSONO, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 
Japan Institute of Foreign Affair s, Tokyo. 

2. Mr. LEO&S^ICON, Chief, Publications Section, USIS, 
American Embassy, Tokyo. 

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Col. TELE3FCRj&*fflWRI0, Chief of Police, 
Man i la, P. I. 

ASA L^efANS, Regional Security Supervisor, Far 
East, State Department, American Embassy, 
Manila, P.I. 

A. C'.J£M7?ELL, Commissioner of Police, Kong Kong, 



MI-5, ffong Kong, 3.C.C. 



JAMES 8<^PILCBER, Consul General, American 
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April 21, 1958 



Mr, J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D.C. 

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Sir. Boards 
jgr. Belmoni 
Mr. Mohr. 
Mr. Neas< 
| Mr. Parses 
Mr. Kose] 
Mr. Tamm 
Mr. Trotter. 
Mr. Glayto: 
Tele. Room. 
Mr. HoUom: 
MissfRand; 




In a review of your new book, "Master s of Deceit^ ' V7illar< 
Edwards of the Chicago Tribune says among otheSTThings, that "dialectical; 
materialism is stripped of its mystery in six lines." 

I haven't read your book yet, the price of groceries being 
what it~ is, but I hope you don f t stop and rest on your laurels here. There 
are at least six more lines that can be written to strip the mystery from 
organised religion's "diabolical spiritualism." 

On a recent nation-wide television program a very reverend 
gentleman made the statement that "whatever happens to education, happens 
to America." Coming from a man who belongs to an organization vehemently 
opposed to communism, and which apparently has the intention of using a 
more subtle, though not less sinister method of taking over, it is about 
time xve v/oke up to see the handwriting on the wall* When it is spelled 
out in neon lights it will be too late. 

It is my belief that the reverend father and his fellow 
travelers would like to take over all educational work in this country 
so they can eventually take us back to the illiterate and superstitious 
past. I think they would like to educate us in ignorance and servility 
and to keep us in that condition the same as they are now doing and have 
been doing successfully for centuries in Roman Catholic-dominated coun- 
tries around the world. I often wonder if it can be any worse for a 
Russian peasant to be a literate slave now than to have been an illiterate 
slave -under the czars and absolute dogma. 

As director of the FBI I hope you are just as concerned 
about the subjugation of the United States government whether the tactics 
used are subversion or conversion. There are probably more people who 
would be taken in by the conversion scheme, having been fed on the pap 
since they were infants, than would fall for the subversion method. It 
looks _tq me as" if we are being conditioned for a choice between, the two 
foreign'absolute dictators at Rome and Moscow. • 





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^YJhile we are spending so much time lambasting the bolsheviki 
on our l&ft flink we are leaving our right wide open. We don*t have to go 
too far 'back into history to find a few precedents from which to learn a 
lesson or two... from the time Joshua set the trap at the Battle of Ai..« 
the Spanish with their one-way guns at tlanil£a Bay. . .the French one-way 
Maginot Line... the British at Singapore with their on^^^afelj gu^) 7^7? 
pointed at the fish in the sea. Also we should have learned something^ a * s= ^ 
after we parked half our navy in one basket at Pearl Harbor a nd sofflpp -g^Hg; 

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admirals and generals could not "be induced to look around and heed the 
warning. 

It happens to be the current fashion for us to point our 
collective finger one way at Iioscow. At the same time we are unable or 
unwilling to turn around and see the threat of an absolute dictatorship 
just as inimical to our democracy as is the communist dictatorship. For 
mine I don't want dictatorship, either heathen or holy. 

With creeping concessions to the clergy, such as 
legalized tax evasions, token payment for valuable public property, 
permission to flout anti-gambling laws, and free use of our copper, iron 
and silver coins as well as currency and stamps as advertising media for 
their foolish motto, it might be later than we think. I say f foolish 
motto 1 because if it was worth the ink it takes to print it we could 
start by abolishing the EBI. We could demobilize our military — walk, 
fly, and swim; we could eliminate the police; we wouldn*t need lightning 
rods on church steeples; we might even be able to pull the troops out 
of little rock (and I do mean little rock). 

Think of the absurdity of it. Here we are — supposedly 
the most intelligent nation on earth, saddled with a motto — a misspelled 
motto at that if you please. A more realistic one would have been ''in 
gold we trust." At least that would not make hypocrites out of all of us. 

Whether or not you write another book I do hope you 
will give some thought to those other six lines that should be written 
before it is too late, because I believe it is already later than we 
think. 

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security of this country as "dialectical materialism. " He suggests that our 
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Dear 



Enclosed you will find our check #579 in the amount of $59.00 
covering twenty copies or-"Masters of Deceit 11 . 



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Woodrow W-t^Bousman, Director, Americanism Division^ 

Dr. John H-^Cfupher, Superintendent of Education, Baltimore City 

Dr. Thomas q^Pullen, Jr., Maryland Superintendent of Education 

Dr. Harry<6ard . A , 

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This will be the second autograph to my family by Mr. Hoover $ 
since I have a group photograph including Mr, Hoover and my dad that 
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l have received your letter of April 21, 1958, and 
in response to your request, it is indeed a pleasure to enclose one 
of my photographs for your use. It is not necessary to return it. 

Sincerely yours, 

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U. S. Department of Justice 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 2f? 5 D. C. 

Dear Director Hoover: 

Thank you for yourj^gracious letter of April l^th giving 
authorization to quote from "Masterg^aJjagg^t" in Cliffs News. I 
have worried about the positoSn"which your publisher might take in 
this connection and I am grateful that you have also obtained its 
permission. 

VJe should like to use a photograph of you and wonder if 
we might borrow a glossy publicity print? 



With best wishes, 



Yours sincerely, 



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On 4/ 21 /58# complainants advised SA , 

that a large hand-printed note was left on the rront door of their 
bookstore, which is located at above address. This note was 
secured to the glass panel of the door by means of scotch tape and 
had been placed there sometime over the weekend of 4/19-20/5©. 
The note reads as follows: 

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Saturday, 4/19/5S* a woman was in the store examining a copy of 
the book "Masters of Deceit." She was inquiring if the book men- 
tioned specific names and identified organizations. After scanning 
the book, she left stating that she would return later and purchase 
a copy. The woman did not return. Complainants described her as 
approximately 35 years of age, fairly tall and slender, dark blonde 
hair, believed to have been wearing dark glasses, wearing full skirt 
and blouse and flat-heeled shoes. 

Complainants have been active in pushing the sale of. 
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Your letter oi April 19, 1958, with enclosure, 
has been received, and I do appreciate your generous comments 
concerning my new book^Masters of Deceit. " The clipping was 
indeed very amusing. 

It is my sincere hope that this book will be of 
assistance to the American people in their fight against communism. 
Only by an informed citizenry can we hope to defeat this atheistic 
doctrine. 

Sincerely yours, 



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, Bookman Ted Brown reports several calls last week 
* * . t a ,. b £ ok called " Masters of the Sea." "Never heard 
[of it. he had to tell the would-be customers. Finally, 
]fearmg he was missing out on what appeared to be a 
view pest-seller, tfrown asked a lady inquirer if she re- 
; | called the name of the publisher. 
'! "No, I don't," the lady replied, "but I've been hear- 
ding the book advertised all week over KTRH. I think 
| J. Edgar Hoover wrote it, about the Communists." 
, Tiie title: "Masters of Deceit." You'll find the first 
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% dear Mr, Hoover: 

I The enclosed clipping appeared in a recent issue of our Houston Chronicle, 
J and I thought it might be a source of amusement to you, as it was to mei 

/<>I should also like to commend you for the excellence of your treatise ~ 
u ^Masters of Deceit *> - which I have read with profound interest and con- 
cern* The"md<3 geaaral acceptance of this book and the tremendous demand 
for it - not only in Texas, but all over the Country, I am sure - must 
certainly be heart-warming to you, and a genuine source of encouragement 
and hope to those of us who cherish the principle of freedom and liberty. 

My earnest congratulations on this achievement - and may Providence contin- 
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Your kind words and generous comments are deeply appreciated, 

and 1 am very happy to know that you found the book of such interest. 

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Mr. Nease 
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I have just completed the reading 
of your masterful work "Masters 
of Deceit. " May I add my 
appreciation and congratulations 
to the thousands you must 
receive. 



As the long time secretary of the late Dr. Ferris 
Smith, I have heard much about you other than what 
we all know about your great contributions to 
America and oui? way of life. I regret very much that 
neither Dr". Smith nor his wife ( another real fighter 
against communism) could have lived to read your:book. 



I join every American who loves his God and country 
in thanking you. 



Sincerely yours, 



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surgeon. Dr. Smith was in Washington with 
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Thank you for your letter of April 23, 1958, 
in which you expressed a desire to obtain copies of my book, 
"Masters of Deceit. " In response to your inquiry, the publisher * 
Henry Holt and Company, Inc. , is located at 383 Madison Avenue, 
New York 17, New York, 

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Mr* J* Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr* Hoover: 

I have been reading articles appearing in the St. Louis 
Globe-Democrat taken from your bcok 5 ^ f Masters of Deceit" « 
I am anxious to obtain several copies as rwoSHTS^*"^^ 
to supply two of the local libraries and have a book my- 
self* 

I understand the publisher is Henry Holt and Company but 
I do not have the address of the publisher* would you 
please be good enough to advise me further? 

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BACKGROUND: An article appearing in " The Evening Sta r" onAni^ ^^^^ w ^^ 
^Hoover ' s Book To_Be JReview^di; revealed that Mr. Charles J." Kersten, former member 
' of Congress from Wisconsin, would review the Directors book, "Masters of Deceit/' 
at a meeting of the Arlington Ladies 1 Book Review and Music Club at 8:00 p.m. on Friday 
in the Parish Hall of St. Mark's Church, Twenty-fifth and North Glebe Road, Arlington. 
The article further reflected that a panel of experts will discuss the book and listed them 
as Dr. Anthony Bouscaren, author of "America Faces World Communism" and other 
books; Lt. Duane Thorin, former prisoner of war of the Red Chinese and author of "A Ride: 
to Panmunjom"; Mr. Bryton Barron, lecturer and author of "Inside the State Department" ! 
and Dr. Edna Fluegel of Trinity College, author, lecturer, and world traveler. The 
article concluded that Mr. Sam Jones, Washington correspondent for "National Review/' 
will be chairman of the panel discussion. Bufiles have been reviewed to identify these 
individuals and the following brief items are set forth in this regard: 

I CHARLES J. KERSTEN: Bufile 60-99379 reflects that Kersten is a former Congressman 
J from Wisconsin, a White House Consultant and a friend of the Bureau. 

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DR. ANTHONY %, BOUSCAREN : Bouscaren is. a professor of political science at 
Marquette University and in August, 1957, received a one year leave of absence from that 
university to serve onthe staff of the National War College in Washington, D. C. He was 
formerly at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit School, and has been interviewed t 
|on several occasions by the Bureau and has evinced a pronounced anti -communist 
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Duane Wilber Thorin, who was a prisoner of war from February, 1952, to August, 1953, 
as a result oFhis. capture by the Chinese communists. At the time of his capture hgjgas 
an e nlisted pilot in |he Navy. Bufiles contain no derogatory information re him. 



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BRYTON BARRON: Barron is a former State Department employee who was permitted 
to retire in February, 1956, in lieu of dismissing him for undermining and discrediting 
his superiors. He has been at odds with Chairman. Rooney of the House Appropriations 
Committee and was critical of a report prepared by Bureau employees on the committee 
rolls which reflected the investigation regarding some 28 allegations, made by Barron. 
Barron's allegations centered around the refusal of the State Department under the current 
administration to make disclosures which he feels would reflect a pro -communist 
philosophy under former Secretary of State, Acheson, Although he. has. the reputation 
of being a malcontent, it appears that he has. adopted' a strong anticdmmunist attitude. 
(82-102963) * 



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|At that time she 

was an associate protessor Of political Science at Trinity College in Washington, D. C, 
and it was indicated that she had previous^ mr^ with tn* TtW-o-™oi samnuia 

Subcommittee Oil- a voluntary f.cmsiiltant WcHq 



SAM JONjas: Although Jones was not readily identifiable in Bufiles due to his common 
name, the main file on "National Review" lists him as a contributor to the January 25, 
11956, issue of "National Review." This publication is, of course, very conservative 
'and critical of anything that smacks of communism. We have had cordial correspondence 
with its editor, Mr. William F. Buckley, Jr., who is an outspoken anticommunist. 

CONCLUSION; Since all of the individuals mentioned above have the reputation of being 
I either pro-Bureau or anticommunist, it is not felt that it is necessary to afford coverage 
\ to this meeting of the Arlington Ladies' Book Review and Music Club. 

RECOMMENDATION: That no further action be taken inyconnection with the above 
captioned matter. 




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To Be Reviewed 

Mi*. Charles J. Kersten, 
former member of Congress 
from "Wisconsin, ^vill speak 
at a meeting of the Arling» 
ton Ladies* Book Review and 
Music Club Friday at 8 p.m. 
in the Parish Hall of St. 
Mark's Church. Twenty-xtfth 
and North Glebe road, Ar- 
lington. 

He will review FBI Chief 
J, Edgar Hoover's recent book, 
"Masters of Deceit," sub- 
tBebr tf The Story of Com- 
munism in America and How 
to Fight It." 

A panel of experts on com- 
munism will discuss the book. 
They will be Dr. Anthony 
Bouscaren, author of "Amer- 
ica Faces World Commu- 
nim" and other books: Lt. 
Duane Thorin, former pris- 
oner of war of the Red Chi- 
nese and author of "A Ride 
to Fanmunjom"; Mr. Bryton 
Barron, lecturer and author 
of "Inside the State Depart- 
ment":' and Dr. Edna Flue- 
gel, of Trinity College, au- 
thor, lecturer, and world 
traveler. 

Mr. Sam Jones, Washing- 
ton correspondent for Na- 
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assistance to the American people in their fight against communism. 
If ou were very kind to call it to the attention of your readers* 

Sincerely yours, 

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FIFTEEN YEARS agp it WAS 
tantamount to treason for an 
American to question the mo- 
tives and objectives of "gdotj old 
Joe'' Stalin* Com- 
muplstRxissia 
watf pur ally* Th6 
Copimuhists 
were fighting 
for freedom* 
l}k£ ourselves. 
0h f perhaps>they$^ 
stiU "had to learn 2| 
a- lew niceties of 
international re*! 
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plle^ industry, local, state and, 
lederii govwnments; social, fr* 
ternaj and religious groups; the* 
media of .mass communication— , 
these- are vital targets of the 
Communist conspiracy. They I 
Will go to incredible lengths to 
infiltrate and control whatever^ 
avepue gives access to final con- 
trol "over the Uhited States^ 

"What Cah You Do? 1 ', 4 flomv 
munism: A False Religion 1 ! and 
"Kow to Stay Free" are trabon* 
eluding chapters in this brilliant 
expose of the evil thatis Com* 
mtinism. iifasfteri of deceit will 



taestic. conirade-^^^^^T put every American on guard, 
intiirie **. PanfieW it ^ould be required reading— 



ahi£.But . , ^ , ^ 

they'd get over their boyish 
pranks arid youthful impertin* 
ehees, , „ «■■ 

Tlie gru$som$ facts of Com- 
munism have been learned with 
costly slmynesi by -thtft jlmer* 
can people, press atod .govern- 
foent. Today, except tot naive 
liberate and purblind optimists, 
Communism Is recognized for 
the ruthless despotism that it 
has always been. Without gloat- 
■iift.it can be said that the Calh 
dip .Church has been tbe c-nly. 
rffaor institution that Ms air 
$ky t s recofcnizedvand; labeled 
Cbmnwnism fo? its true charac- 
ter * * u " * 

Kowever, here* In the US., it 
is consoling to know that one 
agency of qur federal 'govern- 
ment has lohg, been alert to the 
vicious threat 61 Comrmmism to 
bur cherished traditions. Under 
J. Edgar Hoover the /FBI has 
kept a wary eye on.Cpmmunist 
agents arid since 1949 has 
titfftgftt % && *n& conviction 
seven key" agents, the Rosen- 
bergs,, ahd a string of other 
spies ahd saboteurs. 

M£OTJER& OF DECEIT* by 3, 
Edga* ttooVer (Holt, $5), tells, 
laot just the story of these ar- 
^ests and convictions, but „thfe k 
whole, intricate labyrinth pt 
Communist conspiracy. and 
treachery as it even today oper- 
ates in tiie U.S. Mr. Hoover, ex- 
poses the roots of- international 
Bolshevism, traces the organisa- 
tional pattern, of the Reds, e* 
plains how they conduct their 
meetings arid handle their per- 
sonnel, all at an amazing cost 
of personal sacrifices (one worn- 
jan threw he* husband jbut ot the 
:house — for good — bfec£us£ the 
party had excelled him for 
"treason"), '■ * ' 

liven more amazing isthe de- 
grifeof precaution that a Cdrtv 
miihist will take lest he be f ol- 
loV&d.- ("ShortljTbeforenoon 
one" day a top fealty official 
drove east but of town; At thfe 
outskirts he doubled back, twice 
burning conl^rs and cpming to 
abrupt stops. Then at speeds 
varying from 40 to 80 miles, an 
hour, he continued east f6r 26 
miles* Turning arbundj he re- 
traced, his route at SO miler-an 
hour,*)' * : - 

Espionage and sabotage are 
high-prior fty projects i'or; the 
Communist As MCr Hooyer em* 
pliasisesv the final objective *o* 
Communism is t he, overthr ow <*f 
the U.S. goyernnflM t ' •Wlfatever 
fninn»B^ ■' £eaceiul pr violent — 
that serve that purpose ar^ as- 
siduously utilized. Water sup- 



stuffed down hisothroat if neces- 
sary—for every childish mind 
that says *1fcan!t happen here"; 
Erom a man who knows com- 
munists like the back of; his 
hand has coriie this document of 
sobering factj^. of frightening 
truth* 

MMOBT && A' complement 
to Hoover's book corries My SSjrfl 
Year, by G'erhard A. Fittkau 
(Farrer, Straus *«d Gudahyt 
$4.50), recounting the*horror of 
his experiences as a priest fir a 
Russian slave labor, camp. Tak* 
eh captive by the-Russfan 'anrb 
ies that, swept through his little 
parish, in East Germany in th£ 
war, Fr. Fittfcati survived a yea)? 
in i Siberia, his priesthood saving 
him ftom^ -'the pjt pi futility 
that swallowed up those who 
could find nothing tp five for ifr 
an existence wrenched out of 
cohtext 4hat had given- it mean- 
ing." * 

My !jsirfl. Ye»^ (QigB with, an 
eloquence, born * of misery' and 
torture; But FrV Fittkati re;- 
riiaVks, ^TThls BbQk is nit so 
irhich ab6ut ^the evil' that {ariie 
upon bur gbod life a£ about t]t>e 
gbod-that come out of "the evil 
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and I do appreciate your generous comments about my new book, 
"Masters of Deceit. " 

It is my sincere hope that this book will be of 
assistance to the American people in their fight against communism. 
Only by an informed citizenry can we hope to defeat this atheistic 
doctrine. 

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I£r.J.3dgar Hoover. Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, P.O. 

Dear 'Ir. Hoover, 

<0 A grateful people will ever be indebted to you 

for " Rasters of Dec git n which I have received thru The Dorothy II . 
and Levels kosenstlel Foundation. 

Kany of my friends will read my copy and others 
plan to send for copies of their own. This book should be "must" 
reading for everyone IS years of age or older. 

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is a very good friend of the Miami 



Division and has been extremely helpful to the Miami Division 
in connection with official inquiries on the beach. He has 
also been helpful in arranging hotel accommodations in the 
Martinique at rates Government employees can pay. On the 
two occasions when I hav e been in Mia mi I have stayed at the 
Martinique and have met I l and talked to him. He 

is a great admirer of the Director and has extremely high 
regard and respect for the Bureau and its work. 

I know that he would deeply appreciate receiving 
a copy of the Director's book ^Mast ers of Deceit" and I haVe 
attached a copy which I would deeply ap preciate having the 

After the book is auto- 



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graphed and returned to me I will make the necessar y arrange 
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CHAPTER XV 

. . . Any movement to place clergymen in charge of institu- 
tions should be fought on the grounds of-incompetence and the 
insanity brought about by religion .... 

A country's laws must carefully be made to avoid any rights 
of person to the insane. Any suggested laws or Constitu- 
tional Amendments which make the harming of the insane 
unlawful, should be fought to the extreme, on the grounds 



Any inquest into the "suicide" or sudden mental derangement 
of any political leader in a nation must be conducted only by 
psychopolitical operatives or their dupes, . , . 



The failure of Psychopolitics might well bring about the 
atomic bombing of the Motherland. (Russia). .... 

. . . THE SPREAD OF COMMUNISM HAS NEVER BEEN BY 
FORCE OF BATTLE BUT BY CONQUEST OF THE MIND. In 
psychopolitics we have refined this conquest to the last degree. 



"Principles of mental health cannot be successfully furthered 
in any society unless there is PROGRESSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF 
THE CONCEPT OF WORLD CITIZENSHIP. World citizenship 
can be widely extended among all peoples through the applica- 
tions of the principles of mental health. " (Mental Health and 
World Citizenship - Pages 7 and 8.) (Distributed by the National 
Association For Mental Health, Inc. , 1790 Broadway, New York 
19, N.Y.) 



Additional copies 5$ each 
25 for $1. 00 

Orders taken for complete 
pamphlet on "Brainwashing" 
$1.00 each. 



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DOCUMENTATION 



Beria laid down the rule in his address to American students: 
"You must dominate as RESPECTED MEN the fields of psychi- 
atry and psychology. " Following are a few facts about some of 

1 e RESPECTEI MEN i „ i oca X, 1. ,. "' [ I 1 He „ . 



WAYNE McMILLEN - organizing "mental health program" in 
West Los Angeles . . . with $46,606. 00 of State money to 

California Senate Reports on Subversive Activities include 
him in the list of those affiliated with 11-20 Communist 
Front organizations. (4th Rep. p. 375) Among these are: 



Sponsor of "World Peace Conference, member of Nat'l. 
Council of Arts, Science, and Professions" (Fifth Report, 
1949 -p. 481) 

American League Against War & Fascism - pledged to 
"work toward the stopping of the manufacture and trans - 
portation of munitions and all other material essential to 
the conduct of war ... To support the peace policies of the 
Soviet Union ..." (1949 - p. 488) 

Member of American Committee for the Protection of the 
Foreign Born (cited as subversive by Attorney General - 
(1949 -p. 502) 



Member of Medical Bureau and North American Committee 
to Aid Spanish Democracy (cited as subversive by House 
Committee on Un-American Activities - 1949 Report - 
page 510)* 

Member Of National Federation for Constitutional Liber- 
ties (cited by Atty. General as subversive - 1949 Report - 
page 512). 



He is also mentioned in the testimony of Matthew Czetic in 
the Expose of the Communist Party of West Pennsylvania - 
Part II (House Un-Amer. Activ. Comm. D. 2498 - 1949). 



HYMAN FORSTENZER - Assistant director. Community Mental 
Health Services Division, New York State Department of 
Mental Hygiene. 

PROMINENT SPEAKER AT THE MENTAL HEALTH CON- 
FERENCE at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, on Aug- 
ust 4, 1957, attended by officials of 300 community agencies 
and sponsored by the California Association for Mental 

Health and Ha affiliates, including the Mental Health foun- 
dation of Los Angeles County. 



Dr. Bella Dodd, former Communist, knew Hyman Fors- 
tenzer as a fellow party member and her assistant as 
Legislative Representative in the Teacher's Union. She 
said he later became Deputy Commissioner of Mental 
Hygiene in New York State. (Sub -Committee of the Judi- 
ciary, U. S. Senate, 84th Congress - 2nd Session - 1956 
-Sec. VII -page 116). 



Sponsor of Hollywood Democratic Committee with known 
Communists such as Donald Ogden Stewart, Marian 
Spitzer, John Howard Lawson. (Cited as subversive or- 
ganization by House Un-American Activities Committee 
- HUAC - Appendix IX - pp. 779-784). 



Member of Lawyers Committee on American Relations 
with Spain (Cited as subversive by HUAC- Appendix IX - 
pp. 962-966). 

In list of national officers and directors of Ambijan Com- 
mittee for Emergency Aid to the Soviet Union (HUAC - 
Appendix IX - pp. 1067-1069). 

Member oC Dinner Committee of the American Committee 
for the Settlement of Jews in Birobidjan (HUAC - Appendix 
IX -p. 1085). 

Member of Emergency Committee on KFI - permitted pro- 
soviet, red-slanted propaganda programs from commen- 
tators (California Senate Report on Un-American Activities 
in Calif. -1947 -pp. 180,182). 



Member of National Lawyers Guild - called the "legal arm 
of the Communist Party." (Calif. Senate Report - 1948 - 
pp. 331-332). 

The California Senate Committee on Un-American Activi- 
ties reports Isaa -- t a being one of the committee's 
"more notorious critics" - but that he has never denied an^ 
of its charges. 



.WHAT DOES MENTAL 
HEALTH REALLY MEAN? 
WHAT IS PLANNED FOR YOU? 



"With the institutions for the insane, you have in your 
country prisons which can hold a million persons, and can hold 
them without civil rights or any hope of freedom. AND UPON 
THESE PEOPLE CAN BE PRACTICED SHOCK AND SURGERY 
SO THAT NEVER AGAIN WILL THEY DRAW A SANE BREATH." 

This was the welcome of Commissar Lavrenti Beria. for- 
mer head of the Soviet secret police, to a group of American 
students at the Lenin University in Moscow, Commissar Beria 

continued: 

"You must dominate as respected men the fields of psy- 
chiatry and psychology. You must dominate the hospitals and 
universities. You must carry forward the myth that only a 
European doctor is competent in the field of insanity, and thus 
excuse amongst you the high incidence of foreign birth and 

"Use the courts, use the judges, use the Constitution of 
the country, use its medical societies and its laws to further 
your ends, . . . And when you have succeeded you will discover 
that you can now effect your own legislation at will and you can 
. . . make the CAPITALIST himself, by his own appropriations, 
finance a large portion of the quiet conquest of the nation. " 

The textbook used by students at the Lenin University in 
Moscow was "The Communist Manual of Instructions for Psy- 
chopolitial Warfare. " Kenneth Goff , former member of the 
Communist Party, has identified this as the textbook he studied 
here in America, at the Eugene Debs Labor School in Milwaukee, 



This "Communist Manual of Instructions for Psycho- 
political Warfare" has been briefed or condensed into a pamph- 
let, "Brainwashing." Here is set forth the complete program 
for the psychopolitical conquest of the United States. You will 
at once recognize this as the MENTAL HEALTH program, al- 
ready far advanced in our nation at the local, state and federal 
levels, and in citizen groups. You can see how our great nation 

"firing of a single shot. " 

The following are exact quotations from the pamphlet 
"Brainwashing. " 

CHAPTER I. 

Psychopolitics is the art r - if asserting a.id maintain- 

ing dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, offi- 
cers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of 
enemy nations through "MENTAL HEALING. " 

C HAPTER I L 



rhe tenets of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self- 
vill, imagination, and personal creativeness are . . . antipathetic 
o the good of the Greater State. These wilful and unaligned 
orces are no more than illnesses . . . 



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CHAPTER III. 



. . . Such success as the Income Tax Law, had it been followed 
thoroughly, could have brought the United States and not Russia 
into the world scene as the first Communist nation .... 

influential man there could be placed a psychopolitical operator, 
an undoubted authority in the field of "mental healing" who could 
then . . .upset the economic policies of the country and, when the 
time comes to do away forever with the rich or influential man 
. . . administer the proper drug or treatment to bring about his 
complete demise in an institution as a patient or dead as a sui- 
cide. . . . 

The Capitalist does not know the definition of war. He thinks of 
war as an attack with force performed by soldiers and machines. 
. . . The Capitalist has never won a war in truth. The psycho - 
politician is having little trouble winning this one. 

C HAPTER IV . 

. . . Without pain there can be no desire to escape from pain. 
Without the threat of punishment there can be no gain. . . . With- 
out rigorous and forthright, control, there can be no accomplished 
goals for the State. . . . 

CHAPTER V. 

. . . ANY MAN WHO CANNOT BE PERSUADED INTO COMMUN- 
IST RATIONALE IS, OF COURSE, TO BE REGARDED AS SOME- 
WHAT LESS THAN SANE, AND IT IS, THEREFORE, COMPLETE- 
LY JUSTIFIED TO USE THE TECHNIQUES OF INSANITY UPON 
THE NON-C 



When the loyalty of an individual cannot be swerved ... it is usu- 
ally best ... to see to it. that he disposes of himself by suicide 
or by bringing about his demise in such a way as to resemble 

It is a firm principle of Psychopolitics that the .person to be de- 
stroyed must be involved at first or second hand in the stigma of 
insanity 

. . . One of the first and foremost missions of the psychopolitician 
is to make an attack upon Communism and insanity synonymous. 
IT SHOULD BECOME THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY, OF THE 
PARANOID VARIETY, THAT "A PARANOID BELIEVES HE IS 
BEING ATTACKED BY COMMUNISTS. "... 

Under the saccharine guise of assistance to them, rigorous child 
labor laws are the best means to deny the child any right in the 
society. By refusing to let him earn, by forcing him into unwant- 
ed dependence upon a grudging parent ... the child can be driven 
in his teens into revolt. Delinquency will ensue. . . . 



just one generation we will 1 

The handling of youth cases by courts should be led . . . into 
"mental problems" until the entire nation thinks of "mental prob- 
lems" instead of criminals,. This places vacancies everywhere 

operators . . . and into their hands comes the total control of the 

By stressing this authority . . . even the armed services will use 
"authorities on the mind" . . . AND WHEN THIS OCCURS THE 
ARMED FORCES OF THE NATION ENTER INTO OUR HANDS 



AS>SOLIDLY AS IF WE COMMANDED THEM OURSELVES. . . . 

CHAPTER VI . 

Any organization which has the spirit and courage to display in- 
humanity, savageness, brutality, and an uncompromising lack 
of humanity, will be obeyed. Such a use of force is, itself, the 
essential ingredient of greatness. . . . 



. . . Only when a person has been beaten, punished, and merci- 
lessly hammered, can hypnotism upon him be guaranteed in its 
effectiveness. . . . 

The subject of hypnotism is a subject of belief .... 

Despicable religions, such as Christianity, knew this .... 



... The psychiatrist is aptly suited to this role, for his brutal- 
ities are committed in the name of science and are inexplicably 
complex, and entirely out of view of the human understanding. 
■As long as the psychopolitical operative or his dupes are the on- 
ly authorities as to the difference between sanity and insanity, 
their word as to the therapeutic value of such treatment will be 
the final word. . . . 

It is to the interest of the psychopolitical operative that the 
possibility of curing the insane be outlawed and ruled out at all 

. . . THE ENTIRE FIELD OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR . , . CAN, AT 
LENGTH, BE BROADENED INTO ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR. 
Thus, anyone indulging in any eccentricity, particularly the 
eccentricity of combatting psychopolitics, could be silenced. . . 

The entire subject of psychopolitical hypnosis ... depends for 
its defense upon continuous protest from authoritative sources 
that such things are not possible. And, should anyoneiunmask a 
psychopolitical operative, he should at once declare the whole 
thing a physical impossibility .... 

CHAPTER VII. 



and the data of Dialectic Materi 
psychology, to such a deg: 



... an entire chain of commands can be beaten, shocked, or 

terrorized into a mind, and will there lie dormant until called 
into view by some similarity ... to the incident of punishment. 

The body is less able to resist a stimulus if it has insufficient 

nod and is weary Tu i -.uri. il is necessary to administer 
all such stimuli to individuals when their ability to resist has 
been reduced by privation and exhaustion. . . . 

Exercises in sexual attack on patients should be practiced by 
the psychopolitical operative to demonstrate the inability of the 
patient under pain-drug hypnosis to recall the attack. 

CHAPTER VIII. 

In order to be conquered, a nation must be degraded .... 

. . . Continual and constant degradation of national leaders, 
national institutions, national practices, and national heroes 
must be systematically carried out 



... it must be educated into a populace under attack that 
EVERY INDIVIDUAL WITHIN IT WHO REBELS IN ANY WAY, 

SHAPE, OR FORM AGAINST EFFORTS AND ACTIVITIES TO 
ENSLAVE THE WHOLE MUST BE CONSIDERED A DERANGED 
PERSON, whose eccentricities are neurotic or insane and who 



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This educational program . . . can best be followed by bring- 
ing about a compulsory training in some subject such as 
psychology . . . 

CHAPTER IX. 

PSYCHOPOLITICAL OPERATIVES SHOULD AT ALL TIMES 
BE ALERT TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO ORGANIZE "FOR 
THE BETTERMENT OF THE COMMUNITY" MENTAL HEALTH 
CLUBS OR GROUPS. By thus inviting the' cooperation of the 
population as a whole in mental health programs, -the terrors 

ulace. Furthermore, each one of these mental health groups 
properly guided, can bring ... legislative pressure against 
the government to secure . . . go-. imei - ~ie and facili- 
ties, thus bringing a government to finance its own down- 
fall ... 

If a group of persons interested in suppressing juvenile delin- 
quency, in caring for the insane ... can be formed in every 
major city ... the success of a psychopolitical program is 
assured ... 

... It is not too much to hope that the influence of such 
groups could bring about a psychiatric ward in every hospital in 
the land, and psychiatrists in every company and regiment of the 
nation's army , and whole government institutes manned entirely 
by psychopolitical operatives, into which ailing government offi- ' 
cials could be placed. . . 



CHAPTER X. 



... the best defense is calling into question the sanity of the 
attacker. The next best defense is authority. The next 
best defense is a validation of psychiatric practices in terms 
of long arid impressive figures. The next best defense is 
the actual removal of the attacker ... but it is dangerous 

PSYCHOPOLITICS SHOULD AVOID MURDER AND VIOLENCE, 
UNLESS IT IS DONE IN THE SAFETY OF THE INSTITU- 
TION . . . 

Should any whisper, or pamphlet, against psychopolitical ac- 
tivities be published, it should be laughed into scorn, branded 
_ as an immediate hoax, arid Its perpetrator or publisher 
should be, at the first opportunity, branded as insane ... . 

CHAPTER XI. 

... In the United States we have been able to alter the works 
of William James, and others, into a more acceptable pat- 
tern, and to place the tenets of Karl Marx, Pavlov, Lamarck, 



AS EVERY CHAIR OF PSYCHOLOGY IN THE UNITED STATES 
IS OCCUPIED BY PERSONS IN OUR CONNECTION, OR WHO 
CAN BE INFLUENCED BY PERSONS IN OUR CONNECTION, 
the consistent employment of such texts is guaranteed. . . . 

Constant pressure in the legislatures of the United States 
can bring about legislation to the effect that every student at- 
tending a high school or university must have classes in psy- 
chology. 

C HAPTER XII. 

... Starting from a relatively low level of violence, such as 
strait-jackets and other restraints, it is relatively easy to 
encroach upon the public diffidence for violence by adding 
more and more cruelty into the treatment of the insane 



Gradually the public should be educated into electric shock, 
first by believing that it is very therapeutic , then by believ- 
ing that it is quieting, then by being informed that electric 
shock usually injures the spine and teeth, and, finally, that 
it very often kills or at least breaks the spine and r 
violently the teeth of the patient .... 



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e violent the treatment, the more hopeless insanity will 



r the remainder of 



The society should be worked up to the level where every re- 
calcitrant young man can be brought into court and assigned 
to a psychopolitical operative, to be given electric shocks, 
and reduced into unimaginative docility fo 

CHAPTER XIII. 



The promise of unlimited sexual opportunities , the promise 
of complete dominion over the bodies and minds of helpless 
patients, the promise of complete lawlessness without detec- 
tion, can thus attract to "mental healing" many desirable re- 
cruits who will willingly fall in line with psychopolitical 



C HAPTER XIV. ' 

... The magnificent tool welded for us by Wundt (i.e. Psy- 
chopolitics) would be as nothing if it were not for official 
insistence in civilized countries that "scientific practices" 
be applied to the problem of the mind .... 

It must be carefully hidden that the incidence of insanity has 
increased only since these "scientific practices". were ap- 
plied. Great remarks must be made of "the pace of modern 
living" and other myths as the cause of the increased neuro- 
sis in the world. . . . 



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DATE: April 29, 1958 



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Reference is made to the attached letter postmarked April 26, 1958, 
from the above -captioned individual. 

The entire letter concerns a discussion£of)the Jews,and the writer 
makes reference to Chapter 19 of the Director's book/^Masters of Deceit." The 
correspondent indicates that the Director does not appreciate the connection between 
communism and Judaism and even recommends books for the Director to read. He 
states, for example, as follows: "It is a well-known fact that Judaism and Communism 
are the same in its origion for the B< 

tinues that the Jews are anti-Christ. 

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enclosed a pamphlet entitledj^hat Does 



It is" obvious that the correspondent has very determined opinions con- 
cerning Judaism and it is felt that his letter should not be acknowledged. To a nswer 
him would only encourage him to write further hostile communications. | | is not 

identifiable in Bufiles. 



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on leave in this country. He is the son of a very prominent attorney in Philadelphia 
and a few years ago, his. mother was chosen as "Catholic Mother of the Year. " 

is one of 14 children. He has about 4 brothers who are priests 



and about 4 sisters who are nuns. 



spent last evening visiting with 



and was most 



interested in the Director's. book,0'Masters of Dec eit. " as c ommunism is ever of 



vital concern in the Philippines. He a3viseari?ge^r| Ithat a few peeks' ago, 

he spent some time at their novitiate in Newburgh, j^ ewjcork,' and noticed three 
copies, of the Director's book in the novitiate. He believed they had been given to 
the novitiate by patriotic groups who are making t he book available to pe rsons and 
organizations whom they think will be interested. [ I believed 



one of the books had been presented by the Kellogg Foundation but could not recall 
the donor of the other two books. 



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Director's book to 

sometime next ffionth and advised me that he knows the 



would like to present an autographed copy of the 
prior to his re turn to the P hilippines 



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J. Edgar Hoover Esq. 

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Mr. To! son 

Mr. Boardman. 

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Mr. Nease 

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Your^Masters of Deceit" makes me so damned 

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Your letter of April 22, 1958, has been received, 
and I do appreciate your kind comments about my new book, 
"Masters of Deceit. T * 

It is my sincere nope that this book will be of 
assistance to the American people in their fight against communism. 
Only by an informed citizenry can we hope to defeat this atheistic 
doctrine. 

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Request for Autograph bv 



Medford, Massachusetts 



Special Agent Ronald J* Weafer of Boston called 
Supervisor C. L. Green of the Bureau to request an autogranhed 
copy of the book, "Masters of Deceit," for 
of Medford, Massachusetts* 



SA Weafer said that 



have expressed a 



desire to receive a copy of "Masters of Deceit" personally 
autographed to them by the Director stating because of their 
long standing admiration for the Director, the autographed copy- 
would be a matter of great pride to them* 



SA Weafer advised that | for many years 

has been manager of the sporting arena, xne Boston Garden and 
has been an excellent contact of the Boston Office, being very 
cooperative in numerous instances in connection with official 
investigations where he has been in a position to help* 

There i s no derogatory in formation in Bureau files 
with reference to 



RECOMMENDATION 

It is recommended that the Director autogranh^fchfi- 
attached conv of "Masters of Deceit" personally "To 



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Dr. Joseph E/^arfaer 

Head, School Relations and Officer Aids 

Publicity Branch, Recruiting Division 

Room G- 810 

Bureau of Naval Personnel 

Washington 25, D. C. 

Dear Dr. Barber: 

I have received your letter of April 21, 1958, and 

your telephone call of the same day has been brought to my attention. 

I certainly appreciate your interest in forwarding your copy of 

Masters of Deceit," and it is indeed a pleasure to autograph it 

to you. Your book will be forwarded under separate cover. 

Sincerely yours, 



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Mr- Belmont- 




Miss Holmes. 



A Dr. BARBER, Office of Naval 
Personnel, telephoned locally. He 
stated that he had purchased a copy 
of the Director's bookf^Masters of 
Deceit.!! He was wondering ifhe " 

j mailed the book to the Director, would Mlss ? an 

(the Director autograph it to him. 



Since no information was known concerning the caller, he 
was advised that the Director had been limiting the 
number of books he autographed because of the volume. ' 
However, he was assured that if he mailed the book to 
the Director, Mr. Hoover would certainly try and 
accede to his request. He was most appreciative for 
this information. 



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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

It will be greatly appreciated if you,.* will 
autograph this book for me. I called your office regarding 
it today. 

I have the School College Relations Section in 
the Bureau of Naval Personnel. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

Sincerely, 

Joesph E. Barber 






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WURMATION CONC ERNING (L\TC<NAL SECLlvITY) 

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pn3c-;-and^nTi -Uefamation League of 
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a clean bill of health. He says 
tne ant l communist movement has a 

thf> .W-icfr 

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interview ed bv V ents ^^"ii" 6 ' 1 former CP membership and was 
insincerity aVunreliabiH tfaS^e ^^ he ^ a ^ demonstrated his 
of the Chicago Office a) of which were f«L US f 10ns against personnel 
Recently he has been attempting 25 Itil £? "+ t0 be pure falsehoods. 

worid d an ; » ^ since 

the subject ofany S iSvIstigltion ffnee ?i2^ riti ! s * U is not presently 
anticonununist. (100-120277) informants report it is 

no identifW^Li 5 an an ticommunist nm nj »,^. o^^ ltttxr% . . ' 

v~+t • iriabie information concernind contain 

Enterprise" is edited bv h.^t ^ I "Free 

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Mr. parscm^. 
Mr. Rosen 



Mr. Taram 

Mr. Trotter- 
Mr. Jones — 



Mr. Clayton _ 
Tele. Room — 
Mr. Holloman 



Congratulations^]! your very 

excellent bookr MASTERS OF 

DECEIT being featured serially in 

Duluth News Tribune. Your 

masterpiece is a substantial Miss Holmes 

contribution in exposing, and help, in Miss 6andy 

halting, the most evil conspiracy of 

all ages. 



Please consider, as a further act of patriotism, ufeing 
your influence to have the Federal Dept. of Education 
adopt MASTERS OF DECEIT as a text book on ~ 
communism nationally in our public school systems 1 




Respectfully 



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portions of a copy of the original memorandum may be clipped, mounted, and 
placed in appropriate Bureau case or subject matter iiles. 



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Thank you very much for your kind note post- 
marked April 23, 1D58. 

I am most grateful for your generous comments 
concerning my new book, "Masters of Deceit, " and I hope you 
enjoy reading its serialization in your newspaper. 



Sincerely yours, 



Edgar Hooves 



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Dear 



Thank you for your kind letter of April 25, 
1958, in which you commented so favorably regarding your 
recent visit to FBI Headquarters. We naturally are pleased 
that you and your family enjoyed the tour. 

In connection with your desire to obtain copies 
of my book, "Masters of Deceit, " it is suggested that you 
write to the publisher, Henry Holt and Company, Inc. , 
383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, New York, if copies are 
not available through your local book or department stores. 
It will be a pleasure to autograph books for your church and 
school libraries if you will send them to me. 



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This is a "thank you" note to jyou for the 
thrilling & exceptional experience of our fa mily last week 
_2zheiL_we toured the F. B. I. -(My son, | L '12 yrs & daughter, 

JLO yrs) participated in the Children of The American 



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worthwhile of our National Capitol (& Monticello, Fredericksburg 
efct) 14 five days) , , - , j ,j. v £ 

WB^ant'very much to present to our church library 
\ (methodist, & I do worry about our church, sometimes) a copy of 
your "Master* s of Deciet" - an autographed copy, of course, 
would be nicer. 

Would you be so kind as to direct me to the proper 
publisher or distributor who might have an autographed copy or 
two (the school needs one also) which we might purchase - 



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The Director is in receipt of a letter dated April 26, 1958, from 
the above-captioned^idividual, who advises that her community plans to sponsor 
a contest invn ^viTTg^Masters of D eceit," Apparently the contest will involve 

•.compositions. | pn63c^ted that they need a judge and wondered 

|if the Director would undertake to have the contest winners picked under his 
Uname. She is commendatory about the book. 

William E. Buckley of Henry Holt and Company in a letter dated 
April 29, 1958, to Mr. Tolson indicate s that his company also has received a 
communication from| [concerning the Limon, Colorado, contest. 



He indicated that the Limon Memorial Library was seeking a discount on ten 
copies of the book. Mr. Buckley stated that he volunteered to send 



jan autographed copy of "Masters of Deceit" to be offered as one of the, if not the 
Itop^prize in the .contest. He wondered if the Director would be good enough to 
lautograph the book and send it directly to[ I He said he would send 



a copy of the book to replace the one being sent to her. It is felt that the Director 
I should not serve as a judge in the contest. To do so might involve him in local 
' difficulties and it would also cause demands from other localities to do likewise. 



S However, it is felt that he should send an autograph ed copy only to[ 
|for use as a prize in the contest. I l is not identifiab 



RECOMMENDATION: 



That the attached letters to ( 
Buckley of Henry Holt and Company be seiuT 



de in Buiiles. 



Mr. William E. 



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Dear 



Your letter of April 20, 1958, "with enclosure, 
has been forwarded to me by Henry Holt and Company, and I want 
to express my deep appreciation for your generous comments 
concerning "Masters of Deceit. " 

In response to your request, it is indeed a pleasure 
to enclose two of my autographed cards for your use. Thank you 
very much for your good wishes. 

Sincerely yours, 

3> Edgar ttoov©* 



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Mr. Jones 
Mr. Clayton 
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Burlingame, Calif., 
Sun., Apr. 20th^l958 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, 

c/o Henry Holt and Co. , Inc. . 

383 Madison Ave. . 

New York 17, New York 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Somehow think it best to write you through your publisher 
rather than your Washington, D. C. office. 

But recently received my first edition copy of your book, 
"Masters of Deceit. " 

Glad to know that you are out in the open and swinging on 
what I consider the greatest menace to your and my country today - the 
Communist conspiracy. Youxblue print the facts and as a detective 
thrilled even better than Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Plan to read 
again on my coming up vacation. 

Many thanks for an interesting and factful book and hope 
you sell a million. Too bad it can't be made compulsory reading. 

Would appreciate your autograph - two in fact - along with 
a short squib, that I can paste or tip in in my copy of your "M O D" 
and Don Whiteheads "The FBI Story" for which you wrote the Foreword, 
all this if not too much trouble or bother and at your leisure. 

('} Many thanks and may your days be long in the land. 



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Your note of April 25, 1958, with enclosures, 
has been received, and I certainly appreciate your interest in 
communicating with me. 

Since I do not have copies of "Masters of Deceit" 
on hand for sale to the public, I am returning your check to you 
with the thought in mind that you may desire to secure one of 
my bocks from your local bookseller. If you will mail your 
copy to me, I will be glad to autograph it for you. 

It was indeed kind of you to forward the beautiful 
cards, and I am grateful for your thoughtful gesture. 

Sincerely yours, 

3» Edgar Hoover 



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If she forwards her copy of "Masteijs of Deceit, ?l it is recommended 
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Mr. Belmont 

Mr. Mohr 

Mr. Nease, 

Mr. parson's 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Tamm_ 




Mr. Trotter 
Mr. Jones 
Mr. Clayton 
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Miss Holmes- 
Miss Gandy — 





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J. Edgar Hoover, Esq. 
Washington, D. C. 
Dear Mr. Hoover. 

Am herewith enclosing check for one of your 
recent books " Masters of Decei t. " Would you be kind 
enough to autograph your Book? 



Thanking you, 



Cordially Yours, 



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April 25th- 
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"MASTERS OF DECEIT" 
REQUEST FOR AUTOGRAPHED 



Nichols _ 
Boardman . 
Belmont __ 

Mohr 

Parsons _ 
Rosen 



COPIES 



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Enclosed are two copies of the Director *s 
/'Masters of Deceit" which were purchased by Terence 
fK&rte, Director^ Security Office j Federal Civil' Defense 
)&dminist_rat ion (FCDA) • Mr. Earte has requested that one 
copy of the book be autographed by the Director "To 
Governor Leo A. Eoegh" and the second copy "To Terence 
Earte . " , 

Go ve rn oy^Ho egh, X a : 7:5 5££U^^^^ * 

now Administrator of "the FCDA. The Director has met 
Governor Eoegh since he has held this position and 
Governor Hoegh was in attendance at the last Liaison 
cocktail party. Mr. Earte called on the Director 
in the Director *s Office on April 14j 1958. 

RECOMMENDATION: 



Trotter 

Nease 

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Mr. Parso; 
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Mr* Clayton. 
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Ed Rigg, of _ 

advises me that <" Masters of UecJ &^"WSl be 

listed as Number Qne on 1fte / M^Wfffi 8 Hftiald 

Tribune best seller list onSunday, A pril 2 7, 
an d will be listed as Number^One on fflrWew 

York Times list of May 4th. A total of / 

150, 000 books havtt hPPn nrrtergrl fnr pr-iiCfir.gr 

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Pages A3859-A3861, Congressman Alger, (R) Texas, extended .*; 
his remarks concerning the appearance of John Gates, former Communist \ 
editor i>£ the Daily Worker, and Herbert Philbrick, former FBI counter- <y,\ 
spy, before the student forum of Southern Methodist University. Mr. s ^ 
Alp*er included a transcript of this meeting which appeared in the Dallas* 
M'crning Hews of April 2k, 195>8» He also included an editorial from the\*^ 
Dallas Morning Fews of April 2£, 19£8, entitled « Gates Tajked a Good ^ 
Game. 11 It is stated in the editorial "Philbrick nobly "acquitted himself. 
His answere were crisp. He refused to dignify the shameful personal *^ 
attack by Gates. It is to be hoped that impressionable young collegiariu 
will reflect calmly on wh<6>Gates said, that they will read Witness, 
by Whitaker Chambers, and Masters of Deceit, by J. Edgar Hoover for an * 
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INITIALS ON ORIGINAL 

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marked for tt& Directors atteritioft: This form has been prepared in order that 
portions of a copy of the original memorandum may be clipped, mounted, and 
r plpcecLin appropriate Bureau case or subject matter files. 



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Your letter of April 24, 19 53, has been received, 
and I do appreciate your generous comments about the serialization 
of my bookp*Masters of Deceit," in your newspaper* 

It is my sincere hope that this book v&VL be of 
assistance to the American people in their fight against communism . 
Cnly by an informed citizenry can \>e hope to defeat this atheistic 
menace*. 

Sincerely yours^ 

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INTERNAL MEDICINE 



CLARENCE C. COHRS. M. D. 

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND ALLERGY 



W. DEWARD CHUTE. M. D. 

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND PEDIATRICS 



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GENERAL SURGERY 



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Mr. J Edgar Hoover, 

Director of Federal Investigation, 

Wa shingt on , D ♦ G # 

Dear Mr* Hoover: 

Your articles in the Globe Democrat are most timely and interesting, 
and, should be available to all in this country. 

I would like to make a suggestion. / 

If I were able to write articles along this line, I would never 
mention the Russian people, the Bommunists, the Soviets, or by 
any other name when speaking of policy. 

I am sure that every action stems from Mr. Khrushchev and his 
followers ♦ All Fellow Travelers j all agents, every policy, comes 
directly from him* History has definitely proved just exactly what 
a dictator will eventually attempt, 

>T e know that the"-peoples of those countries are powerless and we 
waste our£bime and money trying to change them* That is impossible. 

Feature tlji^di editor and his immediate subordinates and our peoples 
will be marSCV/il^yLng to get prepared for the day that he or the 
dictator to. ^folloW, will attempt to conquer the world by force* 









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Your letter of April 23, 19 S3, has been received, 



and I was happy to learn of your plans to sponsor a contest 
concerning my new book, 'Ivlasters of Deceit, " in your community. 
It is indeed encouraging to know of this interest* and you have my 
best wishes for success. 



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While I would like to serve as a judge in your 
contest, the pressure of my official duties precludes my acceptance. 
It is a pleasure, however, to send you under separate cover an 
autographed copy of my book which you may feel free to use as a 
prize. Mr* William E. Buckley of Henry Holt and Company has told 
me of your communication with Mm and his suggestion to this effect. 
It is a privilege indeed to be of assistance. 

Sincerely yours, 

J.. Edgar Hoover 

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^The Rosenstiel Foundation sent us a copy of your book 
C^Mb flt^ca^fl£ ^pecelt" . Upon reading the book we felt that 
every ^elrs^n in the Oommunity should read it so they would 
understand what we are confronted with and how to cope with 
Communism, 

In order to do so we are promoting the book by various means 
one of which is to offer prizes to the persons who best 
understand the five main points you have expressed. This 
*is to be a. written report, based only upon their understand- 
ing* *-*iot on composition or literary ability. We want every- 
one- to hatv^ an equal chance regardless of ability. 

Ye need a Judge and we are wondering if you would undertake 
to Tiave the contest winners picked under your name. We feel 
this will be a big incentive. The response to your book is 
extremely gratifying. 

We feel very strongly about the Communist threat and want 
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Tour letter of April 26, 1958, has been received, 
and I do appreciate your Mnd comments about my new book, 
"Masters of Deceit.* 1 X am glad you are enjoying reading its 
serialization in your newspaper. 



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which you mentioned, 1, of course, did not have any particular 
city In mind regarding increases in transit fares. I was merely 
referring to communist techniques of operation. 




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about which to stir up agitation, and among the points listed are 
proposed increases in transit fares. 



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Dear Sir: 

I have been reading your ~%ster s_ of Deceit, andnso 
far I have found it very interesting. llfTTsHasHrou perhaps 
know being printed in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and"* the 
15th Part appears in the Sunday 27th of April issue. 

I should like to call your attention to the first 
paragraph of the 15th part, i am quoting it for you so that 
if you do not recall it that you will not have to look it up. 
"We have a long record of how the Communist Party has searched 
out incidents it could magnify and exploit for agitation: 
the eviction of a family, the arrest of a negro, the proposal 
of a rise in city transit fares* an impending increase in 
tgxes, the dismissal of a teacher, a shooting by law-enforcement 
officers." That is how it appears in the paper. 

In your next paragraph you explain to my satisfaction 
what you mean, but there are many for whom the explanation 
will be weak. I have underscored one part of the paragraph. 
Quite recently we had a raise in fares on the transit system 
heS?e in Oleoma. There was quite a lot of agitation about it, 
and Ir^fee^ quite sure that it was not inspired by the Communist 
Pa2* r tyjj| I fyrote a letter to The Editor of the Tacoma News Tribune 
againsi? the raise and I can assure you that I am not a Communist 
as I*am v&rj much an individualist and I believe that we have 
the oest fojcm of government ever conceived by men. I am of the 
opinion tha^ for the last sixty years our Constitution has 
been subverted by amendment and by foolish laws. I do not 
believe in laws by Initiative; end Referendum and I think that 
when South Dakota adopted from* Switzerland the idea of passing 
laws by this method that much of our trouble began. I do not 
like the idea of Be call to revoke a law. I think that Theodore 
Roosevelt was wrong when he^^cjLyocated recall of decisions 
of supreme courts of States? that he did so because he was 
displeased about something. Mr. Roosevelt later admitted he 
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I do not like the 16th Amendment to our Constitution. 
"The Income Tax" and I truly believe that it has caused 
more discontent than anything ever done in the country, I 
intend to use every means that I can think of to get a new 
Amendment which will void it. I believe in States Rights 
and I truly think that too much power is being concentrated 
in the Fedear/ Government. I do not think that Senators 
should be elected by the people because Congress then becomes 
a body for the people and there is no representation for 
the States. The solution there would have been in the election 
of Legislators and not in the direct election of Senators. 
I think we are losing the service of the best men in the 
Country because of this and I feel quite sure that many of 
them are out of the. Senate because they do not care to wade 
in the muck of politics. 

I did not start out to give you a lecture in what is 
wrong with our Country, but merely to point out what I 
think is a weak point in your book which is on the whole 
very free of weak points. 

I have admired your work over the years and I can 
remember when we were both much younger people than we are 
now. In fact I was almost twenty at the time the Unknown 
Soldier was buried and it was my great honor to be a member 
of the Honor Guard at the open grave which received the 
Unlaaown Sleeper so long ago. 

It ftas been my pleasure over the years to meet many 
of your Boys. May I say from my heart that they are a very 
fine group of people and of all the ones I have had the 
pleasure of knowing as people and some of them as friends 
that there is no finer group in America. I have yet to meet 
one that I thought was a heel and that is saying a lot 
because in any group you are bound to get a heel once in 
awhile. If you have ever had one you must have gotten rid 
of him. 




S incerely yours. 



P. S. You will find many errors in the typing but I find it 
a trying task to type with one hand. I lost one of mine and 
I have had to learn to type with one hand. After let 
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in which you inquired $bout the possibility of "Masters of 
Deceit" being pointed Jin a paperback edition. I am sure you will 
be pleased to know that the publisher has this matter presently 
under consideration 



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Dear Sir: * "*«■« 

n Has the question of publishig your book, 

4i S ters..of_peceit, in %aper back" form, been con- 
sidered? I am quiteln agreement xnat a.w *» » -™ 
"that ^nould be wilely^read; but it would get in the 
-hands of a great many more readers xx xx cou^u « 
phased inexpensive format. I£ -"^"JJ"- 
%on, there Should be mass medxa, as xne pu»»«v 
r5t°«ks misht say. At this/point I cannot pay five 

K« rt v Behind Closed Doors, came out, I couia ana «w 
book Benxna. ^ x °* ,}■' mv friends and acquaintance^- „ 

buy two copies, to lend? -to my * r * e ™° * * * g j . 

(M y husband was a naval jj^^^^JJJ^ 

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publisher before such P a P e f- ba °V^Pm®rbe, 
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This is the 18th installment 
of J* Edgar Hoover's hook, 
"Masters of Deceit," being 
serialized exclusively in The 
MiamLHerald.. 

By T. EDGARHOOVER 

Director. Federal Bureau' of 
Jjivestttaiiott 

The auditorium was packed. 
M ore than 1000 delegates- and 
* t ^ 1 * ,m ' their arms* 

enthusiasticaliJSLa-Lotrig with 
200 others 
„Adid not fill 
I out Registration 
to avoid 
|leavin|f a record 
|of they attend* 
■arice. lA Com- 
Imunistl Party 
lorgan/said they 
Iwere _' 

iritinu> 

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liOOVEB y^liis. was "the 
.founding- contention of the Na- 
Sjpnal Ke^ro Labor Council, 
dedicated to ''equality,'' "social 
progress;" ancfc the upholding 
of "civil rights." ^Everything 
ran smoothly. A new Commu- 
nist-fronthad" been born. 

* Delegates had: come from all : 
over the U* SI They would now 
return to their home cities, 
start local chapters, enroll 
members, issue literature;. 

• A master organizing hand 
•was at work. The convention 

call was Gommunistrinspired.. 
For weeks irt advance,, local" 
party members had been ar- 
ranging housing, running er- 
rands, securing^ inances.. 
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Te party's most 
factie in capturing non-Comi 
munisfc support. Fronts 
espouse the deceptive party 
line (hence the term "Front") 
while actually advancing the 
realparty line. 



Front Can Exert 
Terrific Force 



Real Party Line 
Is the Objective 



THE COUNCIt claimed, 
that its purpose was to aid the. 
Segro; however, the House 
Committee on- Tin-American 
Activities co;nclu:ded that, 
"rather than* helping the Ne- 
gro worker, it has" been a 
deterrent to hint" 

The founding of the National 
Negro Labor Council was typi- 
of many party fronts 
created in the U. S 



."•the Communists realize that 
they are not welcome in free 
society; Party influence, there- 
-fore, is transmitted, titne aft- 
er timef by: a beifc of conceaiea 
members, sympathizers, and 
dupes. Fronts' become trans- 
mission belts between the 
party and. the non-CommU- 
hist world, _ 

, The Party, has fostered hun- 
idreds of major fronts in prae^ 
kically every field of party 
'azitation. Some are- based on: 
i specific appeal to«professions or 

groups, such as* teachers, wnt- 
lers, lawyers,, labor*, farmers, 
! womeni.youth* 

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Skill to Deceive 

i Is Maj6r Factor 

! *WE MUST NOT. think of 

* jtibst Communjst fronts^ in- 
j terms of legitimate orgamza- 

tions. A few fronts collect dues, 

* issue a. newspaper, or sponsor 
organized activities, such as a 
sporte program or cultural air 

'fairs- 

~~Mos£ however, exist only oh 
paper.; Tneir assets, usually 
consist of a : few office supplies, 
a mimeograph machine^ and a 
mailing, list. The danger of ^ .a 
party front rests not on its 
physical appearance or size but 
onits ability to deceive. 

f'Front^ schools," where 
Marxist; and'* related subjects 
were '-availaWe xor noh-Oom.-. 
munist. students, have been 
most important to the Com- 
munists over the years. In one 
such school it is estimated: that 
over 100.000 .individuals re- 
ceived instruction and train- 
ing>in another, Y&QOff* 



A SINGLE FRONT can gen- 
erate; terrific Communist pres* 
sure. Take for example, this 
case which came to FBI at- 
tention^ . 
.Timer shortly after lunch. 
Agnes. G-, executive secretary 
of the "DEF Committee ta 
Fight the High Cost of •Living" 
is reading a letter. 

Ban H— enters the office 
"It's happened. The legislature' 
just passed the anti-uommu- 
nistbm." 

They know what counter- 
measures td undertake inv 
,mediately: 

I As a first step Agnes dic- 
tates a letter to Professor 
JFijbnk *£—, a "good friend" a! 

tile . ♦ . University, "Issue ^ 
Statement right away. This bill ^ 
threatens freedom of speech.! 
It must be vetoed:" 



sure whe re the gart^pj3yeri 
SouIaTEvery step, was planned; 
to "be sure the fight people to 
the talking:" To Communistsl 
you are a wonderful guy* i£ 
you cooperate; it not, yotfre a 
"bum." v 

' rpfce delegation was dispatch* 
ed to the governor's office, fc ! 
.delegation made up- chiefly of 
j non-Communists, yet advocat- 
i ing Communist aims; a dele- 
gation organized exclusively by 
a Communist front. *ne DBF 
committee was not interested 
in opposing the high cost of 
living It was fighting for com- 
munism* 



Similar letters are sent to 
• other teachers, clergymen*, 
several lawyers. Contact* is 
j made with Key party mem- 
bers and sympathizers. "The 
anti-Conununist bill has, pass,- 
ed* Send; telegrams to the gov- 
ernor, urging a veto. Start a 
petition circulating.- 

, Next, Agnes telephones to 
♦the governor; "Mr. Governor,. 









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Fronts exist not in isolation 
but as; part of a vast,, inter- 
laced front system; Comniu-. 
nist pressure obviously can be 
greatly increased by manipu- 
lating these organizations in 
concert* 

Take, for example, root or 
compound, fronts'. Here a num- 
ber of fronts, as in. the na- 
tionality field, wilt form a 
super, "over-ail front such as 
the old American League 
Against War and Fascism, 
which at its, peak claimed 
7,500,000 ^members. 

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All Moves Planned 
With Utmost Care 

> " OR CONSIDER, the National 
, jjegro Labor Council, mentioij »< 
ed above. This also was a roo] ;; 
i>r compound, front created hfe 



Every front, ifi its own way, 

is fighting the party's battles. 

During one period when most 

party headquarters were closed 

because of a tactical shift to 

underground operations, fronts 

pe^onnai many fune^ons.for 

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I'm speaking for the DEF Com- 
mittee to Fight the High Cost 
of Living.. We are disturbed 
about the passage of the' antiv 
'Communist bill. We feel you 
should veto it Would it be pos- 
sible to have our representa- 
tives meet with you?" 

The governor wants to hear' 
all poixits of view. The DEF 
I Committee sounds impressive 
Ail appointment is made. 



Every Step 

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'PRESSURE WAS being built 
TO% rn^ s front could bring pres- 



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Miami, Florida 
April 30, 1958 



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subject: Piasters op deceit" 

Information Concerning 



ATTENTION - CRIME RECORDS 



wr. Kosen 

DATE: APRIL to- 2<95& - 

Mr. Trotter , 

Mr. Clayton _ 

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Enclosed is a copy of a letter dated April 26, % 1958, 
from ELMER £i^PETERSON, Associate Editor, The Daily Okla- 
homan-Oklahoma . fl1 fry T1 tup s Oklahoma City, Okla., daily 



newspapers, to_ 

Washington, D. C 



Senate Press Gallery, 



As pointed out in previous correspondence from this 
office, ELMER T. PETERSON is an admirer of the Director 
and of the Bureau. He has previously expressed the feeling 
in an editorial that other government agencies should read 
the, Director's book in order to become conversant with the 
J threat of -"-Communism in the United States. 

. -,This"is being furnished for the information of the 
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She trlnl of the XW (f.-.. "n *J« ^^ ^^wav oSr awn rovornnent seoru. to be 

r'"rdln - 7 t" "saaSt oonf.rcnca," -J. «.■-*," «•• 

tcifcins* rffcrsfc on the ao-onllcd 'neutral... 

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All our rovemnent nee,s to ,o is to ^.«*c ™ £^ iflt Intcrnn tionnle,^ 
woclsiautions, ..uoh us the "Jhc^Js m ^a* .u, j overriding objective 

£«!£ SSSS?V?f T t? f^efn^on^nd - rly ,11 of the ^utrls." 

*r-.l ent Ms.nho.er* «r. Dulles or ; *-or-^^ 

him a scri,s of questions .hich ^oulu pa- him on to nas ^ c iou 3 , bat 

•i>,ut un or hat ur<»" my oon-o yicjr - -- * — - - -. Guard" which pooh- 
.yVly inference Ar * t t here ^^^^^^t^y tnink eneh j«Bt- 
S^^^b^^Utr^-^S^:^ the ruagtlj*. Khru-hev, l,u f *in, u, 
hi" leeve, continu 3 to mit the nonkcy on their b .ok. 

■** tho oo ,-ni* P^^-?^ % g^.-S^J^^''''^^"-^ 1111 '' + ^ 
non-oo-'imniat m.tjons? I' '.v , ,- . ?i /h it qrucifically ..e«l..res that 

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;^ V°r,v' ntfSaotion: • "lo^ho Scnlln ,«f ct , it, plono for f^l 

obliteration of -0 flf-li;**' :°^r^5M.t.n,nt :i .boat '.utterr oV r:t • .1 
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are our landlords in New York City, 
.and assists ^lm in the operation of his business. As a landlord 

I have been very friendly to the Bureau and both have a very 

high regard for the Director. They have always been particularly friendly with me 
and have always evidenced a desire to grant' a request which I have made for the 
New York Office. The New York Office maintains a cordial relationship with them. 
I had previously sent them an autographed book of The FBI Story and I know that 
they^ould get a tremendous kick out of receiving an autographed copy of the Directors 
boo k Masters of Deceit, I have obtained a copy of this book and I would deeply. 
apprecTafeTf if thp ISi rfip.tnr would at his convenience autograph this book to]_ 



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it is returned to me so I can arrange to deliver it to the 



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is the manager of the 72nd a nd 3 rd Av^^Branch^ 
j)fjft<^^ of our emplo^ejs^ii^ 

do their banking-. Jt is not a colnH^enqe^thaTfiiost of our employees do their banking 

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bank, but it is due a great deal to the aggressiveness,, i ngenuity 
] to attract the FBI Business to his branch bank 



|has been extremely friendly to the New York Office and, its personnel, has 

gone oiflrof Ms way to help them and he has evidenced a great deal of respect and 
admiration for the work and efforts of the Director. I consider him as a friend. 



I had previously arranged to give | | an autographed copy 

of The FBI Story and Fllrjibw he would deeply appreciate getting an autographed copy 
of the Director's boo k Masters of Deceit. As a matter of fact, I know that he would 
like to know more abolirCommunism and how to fight it. I can think of no better 
way to help him do this than- by furnishing him a copy of the Director's book. I 
would deeply appre ciate it. therefore , if the Director would autograph the attached 



copy of his book 



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appreciate having it returned to me for delivery fo[ 



After it has been autograohe dj I would 



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DEPARTMEN3LQE.SCHOOLJLIBRAIIIES 
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 



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SYNOPSIS: 




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igg of Henry JHpltand Company by memorandum 



Mr. 
dated April 28, 1958, 'furnished the 
captioned individual had written to 
to the effect that in th* future books sent to the Detroit School system should 




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be sent to] 

mentioned that the' Director's book haCbeen'senfTxTeach Detroit high school 
library. Mr. Rigg in a note to Mr. Tolson stated, "I rather think this is 
just a silly demand to conform to routine. Do vou? n Bufiles conta in no 
identifiable record on ] ~l A |(no 

further identification) in 1942 were among sponsors oi tne ueiroit committee 



of Ru ssian War Relief, Inc. In loyalty of Government Employees investigation 
(19 51) [ interviewed about former student who h arl attende d the Inter ~ 

national Students Conf erence in C zechoslovakis (1946). had served 

as a sponsor for trip. | "C haracterized subject as unstaoie and would not 



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fully recommend him. Detroit Office advised that no Michigan state law or 
Detroit city ordinance exists relative to placing books on shelves of public 
schools. Discreet inquiry reveals that Detroit Division of Public Instruction 
provides that Director of Department of School Libraries andstaff have duty A^ ^ 
of reviewing, all books. 



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Background: 

Mi*. Ed Rigg of Henry Holt and Company by memorandum dated 
April 28, 1958, furnished the Bureau a copy of a letter which the above- captioned 
individual had written to the Rosenstiel Foundation, New York City, to the effect 
that in the future books sent to the Detroit Sc hool System should be sent to 

^ | for approval. She mentioned that 

tne Director's book had been sent to each Detroit high school library. Mr. Rigg 
in a note to Mr. Tolson stated "I rather think this is just a silly demand to 
conform to routine. Do you?" 



■tsufile s contain no identifiable record on 



believed identifiable with the above ~mentioned[ 



Regarding! 



a Bureau representative in 1938 to address the Detroit Schoolmen 1 s Club 
did address thg grnnn. (94-1 -7009). File 100-37226-388 reflects that a 



— invited 
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|(no further identification) in 1942 were among th e sponsors 

of the Detroit Commit tee of Russian War Relief. Inc. In file 121-33764, 



identified ai 



Detroit Schools, Was interviewed in 



a Loyalty of Government Employees investigation (1951) about 

who attended the International Students Confe rence in C zechosiavakia (in 1946) and 

was reported to have coinmunist sympathies. [ 



dent at Wayne University. -Later the subject contacted' 

serve aft a sponsor for this t.rin (apparently to Czechoslovakia), which he did. 



said he k new subject as a stu- 
and asked that he 



characterized 



as unstable and would not fully recommend him. 



SituationXn Michigan Regarding Placing 

Of Books In Public School Libraries 



On 5-1 -58, we contacted the Detroit Office to determine whether any 
state laws or local Detroit ordinances existed which apply to placing of books in public 
school libraries. SAC Harry Maynor on 5-2-58 advised as follows: 

State of Michigan 



Executive Secretary to the Assistant 
Superintendent of Schools, Department of Public Instruction, Lansing, Michigan, 
advised that there was no state law relative to the placing, of books in school libraries. 
Eagh Superintendent of Schools; mnst establish his own regulations. 



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The State Library Commission, however, does recommend to school boards that 
they do have some means to regulate books on school shelves, but nothing specific 
is outlined. 

City of Detroit 



Edward S. Piggins, Commissioner of Police, Detroit, made a dis- 
creet- inquiry and advised that there was. no state law or Detroit city ordinance 
relative to the placing of books in public school libraries. The Detroit Division 
of Public Instruction provides, that the Director of the Department of School 
Libraries and her staff have the duty of reviewing all books put into the school 
libraries and determining what books will be accepted. These rules, apply to 
D etroit only. SAC Mavnor added that h& did not know w hy books were to be sent 

]Maynor added that only by 



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direct inquiry could he secure more information. 



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date: May 6, 1958 



DAyiDWjfeARRY 

EXECUmElDIRfCTOR 

NEW YORK CITY MISSION SOCIETY 



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You will recall that Miss Maureen McManus of Henrv Holt and 
Company, Inc. , recently advised us that Mr. William E. Buckley of the same 
company had sent four complimentary copies o PMasters of Deceit " to the New 
Y( ? rk Ci S/ Mission Societ Y- Miss McManus had noticed a newspaper item about the 
Mission $m disclosed that they were having a discussion on the subject of communism, 
By letter dated April 24, 1958, directed to the New York City Mission Society, 
Mr. Hoover stated that he hoped the books would be of value to the Mission. 

^ p Mr. Buckley, by the attached letter of May 2, 1958, to Mr. Tolson, 

encloswg a copy of a letter from David W. Barry, Executive Director of the 
New York City Mission Society dated April 29, 1958, thank'Sf him for the four copies 
o. the book. The Director is also in receipt of a letter dated April 30, 1958, from Mr 
Barry expressing appreciation for the books and saying that they would be placed in 
their resource library. There is no identifiable information concerning Barry in 
Bufiles m the New York locafe Buckley also enclosed an annual report of the New 
York City Mission Society. 

RECOMMENDATION: - * 

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signature be sent to Mr.-. William E. Buckley of Henry Holt and Company,"ln<T. " 



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1401 City National Bank Building 
Houston 2, Texas 



Dear 



Your letter of April 22, 1958, has been received, 
and I deeply appreciate the kind words you expressed regarding 
my book, "Masters of Deceit. ' It is a pleasure tolearn that 
you have found the serialization of the book appearing in "The 
Houston Chronicle" of such interest. 

In connection with your inquiry as to why William Z. 
Foster has never been prosecuted, I can only give you the sam&. »r 
facts as you evidently have received previously. ' \._ 

Since 1949 the Department of Justice has sought 1 1 f 
several times to have Foster stand trial. On several occasions 
the courts have held after reviewing physical examination reports 
that Foster should not be tried. The final decision in this regdrci ^ 
rests with the courts and not with the Department of Justice or c" 
the FBI. 

Your expression of confidence in me is most 
gratifying, and you may be sure that all of us in the FBI will continue 
to conduct our activities^ -in a manner worthy of public support. 



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COMM.P91 



//*♦• i Sincerely yours, 

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April 22, 1958 




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Director. Pederal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D* # 

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Our local newspaper, Ehe Houston Chronicle, the larg 
in the Southwest, has heen runniag daily portions of your "book; 
of Deceit", and I have "been following these articles assiduously* 



The "book represents a great service hy you, as the author, 
'and hy The Houston Chronicle, as the publisher* I do not intend to wait 
for the daily portions to he published in the paper, I want to purchase 
copies for nyself and for some of my indifferent friends* 

Ho\*ever, it was not necessary for me to read your hook, in 
order for me to have a long-standing realization of the danger of Commun- 
ism that threatens the world — - even the United States* I have fought 
the hattle, in ny .small way, for masy years* Many times, it has 
futile. 






ffihe amazing thing is that too many of our so-called leaders 
have heen unable or unwilling to recogaise this danger* Of course, tH© ^ 
greatest mistake was that Franklin- Roosevelt recogaized the "bandit regime 
hack in 1933, or thereahouts e <"*- 



Every loyal American, as I, have followed your great work*"*^ 
|-&nd everyone should thank God that we have a man of your calibre, integrity, 
land devotion to service to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation* It ^-/ 
is a well known fact that you have withstood villification and opposition i* * 
Tjy Communists, "fellow-travelers 11 , and even misguided Americans, who, like 
some^ members of our Supreme Court, seem determined to oppose eveiy law or 
every action that would restrain the traitorous activities of the Communists,^ 
our mortal enemies* n - /, .. , - / 

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I can summarize icy admiration for you in one sgnt<- 
that you could he President, for as long as you live^&#at.3 
to instigate more rigorous control of 'the Gommuniststa^d mpMm^^^^^ 
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"TShy is it that William Z* Poster, as the ring 1 
Communism, in the United States, has never hee: 

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I have asked this question many times* I have asked it of the 
State Department* I have written several times to the Department of Justice. 
3!he only reply that I have ever received was that the health of William Z # 
Foster precluded "bringing him to .trial* OJhat is the most ridiculous state- 
ment ever made, "because evezyone knows that Poster is physically aT>le to 
travel all over the country and to devote himself to the one diligent joT) 
of promoting Communism "by his speeches, T?y his writings, and "by his constant 
activities* 

Oan you give me a sensible answer to my question* 



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Dear 



Your letter of April 26, 1958, with enclosure, 
has been received in the absence of Mr. Hoover from the city, 
and 1 am taking the liberty of acknowledging it. 

While I know he would like to comolv with vour 
request, he does not have copies of-**3ifastersofJ>eceit^ for 
sale. It is suggested that you may wish to secure a copy from 
a local bookseller or directly from the publisher, Henry Holt 
and Company* Inc*, 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, New Yor*: 
The price of the book is five dollars. ' f 

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enclosure was a stamped envelope which is being util^d in reply. His 
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April 26-58 

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Gentlemen, Please send me Book. By J. Edger Haver 

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